The district headquarter is situated in Faridabad city. Other smaller
towns are Ballabhgarh, Palwal and Hodal. The total area of Faridabad
district is 2760 sq kms and its population is 14,77,000. Faridabad
city is the most populated and most industrialized in whole of Haryana.
The city is said to have been founded in 1607 AD. It is named after
Sheikh Farid, Jahangir's treasurer, or Baba Farid, a Sufi saint.
Badkhal Lake, fringed by hills is a man-made embankment, which holds
back the waters of the lake making it a perfect spot for water-sports.
Next to Badkhal village, its name probably comes from the Persian
word 'bedakhal', which means 'free from interference'. Formed in
a scooped natural depression in the Aravalli hills, the lake is
fed by rainwater and a small rivulet. On one inlet in the surrounding
hill there are rest huts, which are small, cozy and compact.
Baba Farid's Tomb
The city of Faridabad is believed to have been named after Baba
Farid. His 'mazar' (grave) in the town is a popular pilgrimage spot
for the local population.
Suraj Kund Tourist Complex And The Crafts
Situated at a distance of around 8 Kms from South Delhi, the Suraj
Kund Lake provides the perfect getaway for both Delhiites and local
residents alike. An ideal picnic spot, a Crafts Mela is held here
every year in February. Tourists from all around the world flock
to Suraj Kund to buy the best in Indian handicrafts. Close to Badhkal
lake is the Peacock Lake, which is another picturesque spot.
Local trains connect Faridabad to Delhi and surrounding areas.
Haryana Roadways has a fleet of buses connecting the city to the
Metered autorickshaws, taxis, tongas, private and state-run buses.
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